102 labs conducting COVID-19 tests

By: INP      Published: 09:56 PM, 9 Jun, 2020
102 labs conducting COVID-19 tests
Meeting reviews coronavirus combat strategy

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Tuesday reviewed the short-term national action plan to combat COVID-19.

The meeting mulled incentives for healthcare workers and decided to announce it after getting feedback from doctors and stakeholders.

The meeting was informed that four new laboratories would start functioning soon while special teams are up to enforce Standard Operating Procedures across country markets, industries and transport aiming to contain COVID-19 spread.

Sharing telehealth updates, the meeting was apprised that a total of 5,823 requests were received for getting doctors’ advice on telehealth dashboard.

A total of 188 doctors carried out consultation of 1,374 patients. In Balochistan, a total of 691 violations have been reported in last 24 hours. The authorities temporarily sealed 250 shops and fined 92 vehicles and cautioned over of SOPs.

In Punjab, 769 shops, eight industries, 776 vehicles faced music for violation of SOPs. Strict actions have been taken against SOP violators in Sindh including sealing of shops and transports.

Some 7,351 SOP violations were reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in which 302 shops, and 221 transports were cautioned and sealed while 1,933 individuals were fined. In Gilgit-Baltistan, some 67 shops and 70 vehicles were fined/sealed on 270 violations of health guidelines/ instructions.

Likewise, some 101 SOPs violation were marked in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) in which 13 hotels, 24 shops, two industries and 36 vehicles were fined/ sealed. Similarly, 422 SOPs violations were observed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) during which 112 shops and 85 vehicles were fined/ sealed.